Swiss Ambassador to Armenia Lukas Gasser: Switzerland will try to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict without questioning the established formats such as the OSCE Minsk process
by Alexandr Avanesov
The employees of the Russian Embassy in Armenia have nothing to do with the August 17 incident in the territory of the Embassy, the statement of the Embassy says.
The source says that the information that some people were trying to illegally intrude and/or throw a/some thing/things into the territory of the Russian Embassy has nothing to do with the reality.
Earlier the press service of the Armenian Police reported that on August 17, around 10 pm, some people were trying to intrude the specially protected territory of the Russian Embassy and started a scuffle with the Embassy's employees guarding the territory and disobeyed their legal demands. About an hour later, civil activists Melik Daveyan, Karen Haroutyunyan and Gor Arakelyan, who were picketing the Yerevan Municipality building, which is not far from the Russian Embassy building, were taken to the Central Police Department of Yerevan.
To note, the protesters demand resignation of a number of officials engaged in the transport sector. All the three protesters refused to give any testimony. Ruzanna Grigoryan, activist of the Let's Pay 100 AMD initiative, has written on her Facebook page that the activists "were detained groundlessly and released three hours later".